Assistant Strength Coach
Hill assists Dobson and his staff with all aspects of the Vanderbilt football program, including in-season and off-season training.
Hill joins Vanderbilt after serving a three-month strength and conditioning internship with the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Previously, he worked in a similar internship for the University of Minnesota football program during the 2014 regular season.
A native of St. Charles, Mo., Hill was a standout linebacker and team captain at Minnesota, contributing 192 career tackles, five forced fumbles and four interceptions during a 47-game career. Remarkably, he started his collegiate career as a walk-on for the Gophers. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Rams after the 2013 season but did not play in a NFL regular season game.
Hill was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and two-time recipient of Minnesota's Butch Nash Award for competitive spirit on and off the field.
He completed a bachelor's degree in kinesiology-sports science from Minnesota in 2013. He earned a master's in education from Minnesota the following year.